15 Assisted Living Facilities near Staten Island, NY
There are 15 Assisted Living Facilities in the Staten Island area, with 9 in Staten Island and 6 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Staten Island is $6,041 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Elizabeth with an average starting cost of $3,150.
To help you with your search, browse the 68 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Staten Island. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Staten Island 3.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Newark with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Staten Island, NY
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Staten Island
Staten Island, New York is the southernmost borough of New York City and is accessible from Brooklyn via the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Staten Island is home to New York City's largest forest preserve, Staten Island Greenbelt, and is consequently an appealing option for seniors looking to live in the City but also maintain proximity to nature. Assisted living facilities in Staten Island, like the rest of the state of New York, are called adult care facilities (ACF) and provide long-term residential services to adults who cannot live on their own for various reasons. The New York State Department of Health licenses ACFs across the state, and there are 8 ACFs directly in Staten Island for seniors to pick from. There are an additional 61 facilities nearby.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Staten Island
- Though Staten Island maintains Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus lines and transit lines, seniors should be aware that it is the only borough that is not directly connected to the Subway system. Instead, the free Staten Island Ferry provides access to Manhattan across New York Harbor.
- The Staten Island area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Richmond University Medical Center and the Staten Island University Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Compared to other boroughs in New York City, Staten Island offers a cheaper overall cost of living. For example, Manhattan is 74 percent more expensive than Staten Island. Seniors seeking affordability in New York City could consider Staten Island.
- Staten Island provides seniors with easy access to many cultural attractions, including Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Citizens aged 62 and up can enjoy discounts to both of these historic landmarks.
- Staten Island has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Marina Senior Center, an organization that offers socialization through shopping, meals and exercise or art classes, as well as five other senior centers.
- New York City has one of the highest rates for ozone pollution in the country, and Staten Island received an F grade for its ozone caliber. Additionally, Staten Island experiences the highest levels of smog between the city's five boroughs. Seniors who deal with chronic respiratory illnesses should be aware of the poor air quality in Staten Island.
Paying for Assisted Living in Staten Island
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Staten Island start around $6,041 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Staten Island and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Staten Island
The Medicaid program's Assisted Living Program waiver provides monetary aid for seniors seeking assisted living in Staten Island, as well as the rest of the state of New York. Applicants can be private-paying or Medicaid recipients.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New York page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in New York page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Staten Island
Staten Island and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Staten Island, please visit our Assisted Living in New York page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Staten Island
Staten Island-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in New York are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in New York page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Staten Island, NY
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Staten Island
Review of Sunrise of Staten Island
My father is currently staying in Sunrise of Staten Island Assisted Living. It gives us the peace of mind that home health aides did not. I wouldn't necessarily call it homey, but it is clean. Ever... Read more
Review of The Brielle at Seaview
My mom was at The Brielle at Seaview for two weeks, but then she got too sick. I had to move her. It was fine there, but my mom needed more attention. It didn't have enough attention for her. I nee... Read more
Review of New Broadview Manor HFA, LLC
Theft. Phone stolen and mail stolen. Contacted personel. They did not care. Mail with money stolen out of mailbox with security camera on it. Contacted management no one returned my phone calls. Ca... Read more